Tag Archives: PED

The Line: Public Education Department Announces Changes In Assessments

NMiF: testing standards

November 10, 2017 – The New Mexico Public Education Department was heavily criticized recently for proposed changes in science standards for classrooms across the state. After announcing that those changes would not take effect, PED officials announced other changes in end-of-course assessment tests that omit some controversial history and health topics. Santa Fe Reporter writer Matt Grubs recently reported on the changes: Not Done Yet

Gene Grant and this week’s Line opinion panelists react to this news story and share their thoughts on current education standards in New Mexico.

Line Panelists:
Mark Boitano, former NM state senator
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP

The Line: Education Lawsuit Underway In Santa Fe

NMiF: eduction lawsuit

June 23, 2017 – A trial is currently underway in Santa Fe for a lawsuit that alleges the state has not met its constitutional obligation to provide equal access to education for all students. Two lawsuits filed by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) and the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty were combined for trial. This week host Gene Grant and our Line opinion panelists discuss the case and what’s next after Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera leaves at the end of the month.

Line Panelists
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Alicia Manzano, Strategies 360
Sophie Martin, attorney and editor of DukeCityFix.com